Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
- “Get vaccinated against the flu”, Wales’ top doctor urges
- 0808 80 10 800 - 24 hour help for domestic abuse victims
- New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
- Designation of Licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- National Training Framework on gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence
- Travelling to better health
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Fire and rescue service performance
An annual report which Includes information on fires attended, deaths due to fires, malicious false alarms, female firefighters.
- There were 13,170 fires attended by the Fire and Rescue Services in Wales, an increase of 15 per cent compared with 2012-13. Since data collection was devolved to Wales in 2004-05 the number has halved.
- There were 7,567 deliberate fires started in Wales, an increase of 18 per cent compared to 2012-13. Since 2004-05 the number has fallen by 62 per cent.
- There were 17 deaths due to fires in Wales; the same number as in 2012-13, but lower than the annual average since 2004-05 (around 21).
- There were 225 fire injuries attended by the Fire and Rescue Service in Wales, an increase of 17 per cent compared to 2012-13. The figure is part of a fluctuating series in a range of 193 to 310 injuries per year since 2006-07.
- In 31 per cent of dwelling fires there was no fire detection equipment, 1 percentage point more compared to 2012-13.
- There were 2,000 malicious false alarm received by Fire and Rescue Service in Wales during the year; this has dropped by 26 per cent compared with 2012-13 and by 62 per cent since 2004-05.
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